Psychology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AS13
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Psychology is ‘the scientific study of behaviour and mind in humans and animals’. This course is designed to introduce students to various branches of psychology including:

  • Cognitive
  • Developmental
  • Physiological
  • Social
  • Psychopathology



A Level

This course consists of the following: Three two hour examinations at the end of the two years, each paper has an equal weighting

• Paper 1: Social influences, Attachment, Memory and Psychopathology

• Paper 2: Approaches, Biopsychology and Research methods

• Paper 3: Issues, Debates, Gender, Forensics and Schizophrenia

How will it be delivered?

A Level examination papers consist of: multiple choice, short answer and extended writing - 16 mark essays.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 5 in Psychology if previously studied, 5 in English Language, 5 in Mathematics and 5 in Science (5 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or 5 and 5 in the combined Award Science)

Your next steps...

Students learn to be critical thinkers, to analyse, to assess and to draw informed conclusions. They will be able to develop and sustain logical arguments. They will also be able to evaluate research methods.

The course can lay the foundation for many higher education courses and professional training. Those seeking to study Psychology at a higher level find employment in a wide range of occupations in both the public and private sector.